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  1. first-person singular perfect active indicative of coepiō


coepī (perfect infinitive coepisse, perfect participle coeptum, defective)

  1. I began.

Usage notes[edit]

Defective verb, no present tense conjugations. For a full set of forms, incipiō is often used in its place.


   Conjugation of coepi (third conjugation, active only, perfect forms as present, pluperfect as imperfect, future perfect as future)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present coepī coepistī coepit coepimus coepistis coepērunt, coepēre
imperfect coeperam coeperās coeperat coeperāmus coeperātis coeperant
future coeperō coeperis coeperit coeperimus coeperitis coeperint
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present coeperim coeperīs coeperit coeperīmus coeperītis coeperint
imperfect coepissem coepissēs coepisset coepissēmus coepissētis coepissent
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives coepisse coeptūrus esse
participles coeptus coeptūrus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
coeptum coeptū

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